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Let's focus on the gender imbalance in tech entrepreneurship
Let's focus on the gender imbalance in tech entrepreneurship

It is an opportune time to review the progress that women have made in the technology industry and to ask what more we could do to encourage higher female participation in the sector...

By Selina Bieber 2 days ago

#WomensMonth: 'If you feel like the tortoise in your life, don't give up'
#WomensMonth: 'If you feel like the tortoise in your life, don't give up'

Slovakian by birth, Andrea Gombalova Stevens made South Africa her home many years ago and is currently the franchisee of Just Property Port Elizabeth. She is the epitome of inspirational leadership with a motivational morning regimen to match...

By Sindy Peters 3 days ago

#WomensMonth: Yolandi Strauss' passion lies in empowering women in tech
#WomensMonth: Yolandi Strauss' passion lies in empowering women in tech

Yolandi Strauss is the Agile Head of Product Delivery for Basalt, an international tech solution provider...

By Evan-Lee Courie 3 days ago

#WomensMonth: 18twenty8 to launch Big Sister Network Summit in Joburg
#WomensMonth: 18twenty8 to launch Big Sister Network Summit in Joburg

Refiloe Seseane is the founder of 18twenty8, a non-profit organisation that aims to empower young women through educational and personal development...

By Sindy Peters 14 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: Claudelle Naidoo on being consistent, collaborative and measurable as a great leader
#WomensMonth: Claudelle Naidoo on being consistent, collaborative and measurable as a great leader

Claudelle Naidoo, the newly appointed MD of MediaCom SA, tells us more about her new role, the challenges she's faced as a woman in the industry and her career highlights...

By Juanita Pienaar 13 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: The woman behind Liqui Moly South Africa
#WomensMonth: The woman behind Liqui Moly South Africa

Melicia Labuschagne is an authentic and feisty female entrepreneur who successfully launched the Liqui Moly brand in South Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 13 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: Uplifting women with Inner Secrets matriarch Penny Parolis
#WomensMonth: Uplifting women with Inner Secrets matriarch Penny Parolis

Penny Parolis, founder of Inner Secrets Lingerie, reflects on the motivation behind the upmarket boutique and the lessons learned along her business journey...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: Diversity is about appreciating the female voice and hearing it
#WomensMonth: Diversity is about appreciating the female voice and hearing it

According to UNESCO Statistics, women make up only 23% of STEM talent globally, and this inequality is mirrored in South Africa's science, technology and engineering industries...

By Sindy Peters 12 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: Kalyn Miller is hot on the (w)heels
#WomensMonth: Kalyn Miller is hot on the (w)heels

At 25 years old, Kalyn Miller is not only participating in a male-dominated sport, but she's competing with them too and is hot on their heels...

By Evan-Lee Courie 8 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: From tower crane operator to safety officer with Grace
#WomensMonth: From tower crane operator to safety officer with Grace

Neither intimidated by heights nor working in a male-dominated sector, Grace Yoliswa Nyilika is an inspiration for all women keen on taking on the construction industry as a career path...

By Sindy Peters 8 Aug 2019

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I am Woman: More than a mother, a wife and a home cleaning enthusiast

Brands that fly in the face of inclusivity by depicting lazily formulaic brand stories are losing out on some phenomenal stories waiting to be told...

By Yaw Dwomoh 8 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: Deidre Fryer's on top of her game
#WomensMonth: Deidre Fryer's on top of her game

Deirdre Fryer, product manager for Africa at SYSPRO Africa has been at the company for a long time and is one of the high ranking executives in the business...

By Evan-Lee Courie 6 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: Melissa Jantjies embraces a limitless mindset
#WomensMonth: Melissa Jantjies embraces a limitless mindset

There was a time when you went to a university, studied a specific degree and were then expected to follow a career in that exact field, but there has been a transformation in the job market...

By Evan-Lee Courie 5 Aug 2019

#Newsmaker: Nqabisa Gabriel on driving sales of plant-based protein products
#Newsmaker: Nqabisa Gabriel on driving sales of plant-based protein products

Infinite Foods, a distributor, licensor and manufacturer of plant-based protein products, has appointed Nqabisa Gabriel as its area sales manager...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: Women dominate the SA property market
#WomensMonth: Women dominate the SA property market

It seems crazy to think that women, who were once excluded from the right to own property, are now the largest group of property buyers in South Africa...

By Adrian Goslett 2 Aug 2019

#StartupStory: Tumi Voster's new production agency
#StartupStory: Tumi Voster's new production agency

Tumi Voster launched a production agency in May this year alongside her second GRL PWR Series...

By Jessica Tennant 1 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: Tshidi Morabi creates app to track scholar transport
#WomensMonth: Tshidi Morabi creates app to track scholar transport

A mad dash to the school to find a missing child when the driver wasn't answering his phone inspired entrepreneur Tshidi Morabi to create LocTransie...

By Evan-Lee Courie 1 Aug 2019

Are you experiencing Women's Month withdrawal?
Are you experiencing Women's Month withdrawal?

Caution! Symptoms may include complacency, marketing myopia, and societal regression caused by abrupt discontinuation...

By Kirigo Kamore 7 Sep 2018

#WomensMonth: Perseverance is key for Michela Dalpiaz
#WomensMonth: Perseverance is key for Michela Dalpiaz

In celebration of #WomensMonth, we chat to Michela Dalpiaz, co-founder of Ayama Wines and proud Italian co-owner of Slent Farm, who has travelled far and wide to bring her love of wine to South Africa, with a flair of passion for the work of art that she creates...

By Robin Fredericks 31 Aug 2018

Thando Ntsinde, senior account manager at Edelman South Africa. Image supplied.
#WomensMonth: 'It is our time now!' - Thando Ntsinde

Thando Ntsinde, account manager at Edelman South Africa, elaborates on the state of marketing communications in South Africa, the challenges females are facing in the industry and shares some advice on how women can empower themselves to move forward.

By Juanita Pienaar 31 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Meet Megan Arendse, a woman who's playing a significant role in Mice tourism
#WomensMonth: Meet Megan Arendse, a woman who's playing a significant role in Mice tourism

In celebration of #WomensMonth, we chat to Megan Arendse, convention centre manager of Sun International's flagship resort, Sun City about what it means to be a woman in the MICE industry, the challenges she has faced and her message for Women's Month.

By Robin Fredericks 30 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Michelle Adelman hits the road running on food security in Africa
#WomensMonth: Michelle Adelman hits the road running on food security in Africa

Michelle Adelman, founder of Crossover Meat and Infinite Foods shares why she chose a career in food security, the challenges she has faced and her message for women in business...

By Robin Fredericks 30 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: The woman behind PayU South Africa
#WomensMonth: The woman behind PayU South Africa

Karen Nadasen, CEO of PayU South Africa, is regularly described as one of South Africa's most inspiring women in tech, nominated for IT Personality of the Year 2017...

By Evan-Lee Courie 30 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Jandri Van Zyl on building a Cape Town cake empire
#WomensMonth: Jandri Van Zyl on building a Cape Town cake empire

Jandri Van Zyl's sweet dreams of building a crowd-pleasing cake-haven have steadily been realised since her business The Velvet Cake Co. launched in 2012 to public acclaim.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Aug 2018

Designer turned ethical artistic jeweller, Charmaine Taylor. Image supplied.
#WomensMonth: Pass on wisdom and knowledge and support local businesswomen

Marketer and designer turned ethical artistic jeweller, Charmaine Taylor has a passion and vision to promote the message of forgiveness and peace that former President Nelson Mandela shared...

By Juanita Pienaar 29 Aug 2018

#Newsmaker: "Send me, I'm a committed woman, it shall be done" - Desiree Oliphant-Hilmer
#Newsmaker: "Send me, I'm a committed woman, it shall be done" - Desiree Oliphant-Hilmer

Desiree Oliphant-Hilmer, newly appointed sales and advertising manager for The Herald and Weekend Post brings a wealth of experience through prior positions at SABC Radio and Kagiso Media...

By Jessica Tennant 28 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Maira Koutsoudakis on building a luxury lifestyle brand
#WomensMonth: Maira Koutsoudakis on building a luxury lifestyle brand

Maira Koutsoudakis is the CEO of the Life Group of Companies, a luxury lifestyle and hospitality specialist, which she owns and operates with her husband and business partner, engineer John Koutsoudakis...

By Eugene Yiga 28 Aug 2018

#Newsmaker: "Your power lies precisely in your deeply authentic self" - Nwabisa Makunga
#Newsmaker: "Your power lies precisely in your deeply authentic self" - Nwabisa Makunga

Nwabisa Makunga has been promoted to the editor of Tiso Blackstar's Eastern Cape titles, The Herald and its sister publication the Weekend Post as of this month, having been the deputy editor of both publications for the last two years...

By Jessica Tennant 27 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Wandisa Vazi, TPT's East London terminal manager
#WomensMonth: Wandisa Vazi, TPT's East London terminal manager

Wandisa Vazi, Transnet Port Terminals's East London terminal manager, wants to play her part in Transnet's goal of becoming a top five terminal operator...

By Evan-Lee Courie 27 Aug 2018

Zaza Motha, founder and director of Pout Movement. Image supplied.
#WomensMonth: Surround yourself with people who support your vision

Journalist and entrepreneur Zaza Motha talks about why she felt the need to start her business, Pout Movement, a social enterprise aimed at empowering young women and also talks about the specific challenges faced by many females in the workplace.

By Juanita Pienaar 27 Aug 2018

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